Saturday, February 17, 2007

What do you get with a sled, a rope, a bike and two little boys?

A bloody street.

Just kidding. You get skinned knees.

Well, after the first crash test dummy was damaged,
(apparently severely if you believed all the yelling about broken legs)

They found a new crash test dummy who wooden't yell when the curb testing began.

(The first crash test dummy is carrying his replacement)

Ginabee, are you having de ja vue?

These two are always coming up with something. The first crash test dummy is my nine YO and the driver/tower is my 8 YO step-son. They are either building something or tearing something apart.

Cutting Implements

I was reading blogs through Bloglines (love it) and found pics of rotary cutters and sewing scissors at Craft Apple This got me thinking about how many I had. I had no idea I had that many scissors until I started rounding them up. Of course they each have their own home and specific uses. 3 are for hand embroidery, three are at the sewing machine, one each at the ironing board and the embroidery machine. The rest are in a bin on the cutting table so they are within easy reach. I have 2 Fiskars Softtouch because I thought I lost my pair and after I replaced them, they showed up. But they are the best scissors if you have a lot of cutting to do so I use both equally, one at the cutting table and one at the sewing machine. The two black handled scissors are antiques and don't get used. If you look close, you can see the black paint has chipped. The two across the top are pinking shears (one antique). This was informative just for myself. I guess I need to stop scissor shopping.:-)

Friday, February 02, 2007

Round Robin

This is a round robin quilt for one of the ladies in my small local quilt group. I made the top row. They are balls based on the current years project linus pattern. I don't like paper piecing all that much so I pieced strips together to make a 6.5" block and snowballed the corners. The other strips are made by other members of the group. The turtles have hand embroidered mouths and eyes. Very cute. And the bus windows were fussy cut so that kids are looking out the windows. They little people were the first row created by the quilt owner. This will be a very cute quilt when completed.